Ciao Bella: The Best Street Style from Milan Fashion Week

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From boyish blazers to luxe leather, according to the streets of Milan these are the biggest trends to wear now


With Gucci, Prada, Fendi and Bottega Veneta on the agenda, it’s no surprise that Milan Fashion Week is producing some of the most covetable street style looks so far. Swapping stormy London for sunnier Italian skies, the fashion set have revealed their new spring ensembles — showcasing an array of colourful hues and eccentric style for the season ahead. From clashing mix and match prints to exaggerated silhouettes, consider this your guide to spring/summer 2020 dressing.

Milan has revealed that AW19’s penchant for leather continues into spring — and according to the current catwalks, AW20 — with designers playing with different colour tones and textures for the new season. From look-at-me crimson to sherbet yellow and rusty copper, editors and influencers are making a case for super soft and effortlessly cool, coloured leather; whether worn with over-the-knee boots, patterned knits or paired with even more leather. 

From Prada’s tangerine coat to Balenciaga’s electric blue suit, and a sequence of starburst hues, Milan’s streets have been painted with a technicolor rainbow of shades perfect for spring/summer. An instant mood-lifter, hues of lilac, lemon and sky blue were spotted in statement colour-block form across trench coats, tailoring and accessories such as bold carry-alls and bucket hats.

Spring/summer 2020’s take on tailoring is more masculine than previous seasons with oversized blazers, chunky loafers and pin-stripe waistcoats proving popular in a colour spectrum of boardroom grey and crisp white. At Milan Fashion Week, the street style set put a feminine spin on the trend with refined clutch bags carried under-arm and chain-embellished jewellery — finished with cat-eye sunglasses and a bold red lip. 

Stripes and checks, brown and black, paisley and plaid  — on the streets of Milan, it appears that opposites do attract. Outside Gucci and Prada, show-goers revealed a sequence of eclectic outfits to mirror the runway reveal. From clashing prints to a mash-up of motifs and unexpected pairings, the fashion pack sent out a rebellious message: the rules are, there are no rules. 

After a string of eye-catching prints, vibrant shades and go-big-or-go-home silhouettes, a smattering of neutrals is just what we need. Inspired by the caramel cappuccino in hand, the front row crowd dressed in top-to-toe tones of vanilla, beige and biscotti — which worked best when styled across chic separates. To wear this trend, take cues from Bottega Veneta and elevate an understated palette with stand-out accessories; from woven strap shoes to micro bags. It’s all in the details. 

  • Words by Jenna Calvert
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